Cordoba & Morales Clave Cubana Cigar Review
This 6×56 box pressed stick features a brown mottled wrapper with minimal veins, tight invisible seams, soft rounded corners, a mini-pigtail cap, soft even pack with a satin feel and pungent sweet soapy tobacco aroma. First light reveals no resistance on the draw so you really have to be mindful of taking a puff and not overheating. Doing so produces plumes of thick full bodied smoke showing flavors of a smooth creamy tobacco with a big pepper zing that pushes through the short finish. The first third burns a bit wonky due to the extremely loose draw but a quick touchup brings it back in line. Flavors are unchanged but the body settles to a medium-full while the finish gets a bit longer and smoother. Hitting the 1/2 way point at 45 minutes the burn is still sub-par needing regular touchups. The ash holds for a loose inch and flavors remain near full dropping the pepper. Ending at 1:15 where it got too hot for my taste, flavors proved to be pretty consistent all the way down while the strength comes up a bit to medium and construction was just too loose needing a better draw for a good burn. Thank you very much to Cordoba & Morales for sending this sample for review!